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More on Change…

November 7, 2006

My post yesterday was a bit of a mishmash of points that I was trying to make.   Let me regroup:

1) It bothers me for some reason to see something destroyed / demolished / recycled that I don’t believe has delivered it’s full value, or gone through what I would perceive as a full “life-cycle”.    But then, who’s to say what that should be?  This is partly pragmatic, and also probably a byproduct of some emotional attachment through personal experiences.  The StarDust Casino in Vegas  is scheduled for demolition soon – I’ve never been, but it still seems a waste.  Why do I feel any connection?  Because I’ve seen pictures and seen it in movies?

2)  Urban “Growth” – the clearing of natural areas in favor of new construction provides opportunity to create jobs, employ resources, consume materials, all of which provides monetary movement for the benefit of the economy.   Revitalization, or tear down and rebuilding provides many of the same benefits without the loss of more precious natural areas.  So, all in all, it’s a plus.

3) Societal behavior patterns in terms of where one lives, works, eats, and shops,  provide input and direction for much of the development.  Perhaps true change comes not from lobbyist groups like Greenpeace, but from just basic grassroots behavior change of the masses.  Behavioral patterns can be established by precedent and environment.

4) Lastly, generally people are afraid and threatened by change that they don’t initiate themselves.  Getting them involved in the change process early on, helps to alleviate the resistance.   Still, everyday as I see change all around me, I often feel lost in it.

Does anyone else feel uneasy about change around them that they aren’t a part of bringing about?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2006 3:28 pm

    Frankly I can get intimidated my change that I initiate as well as change that I am subjected to. My contention is that change in and of itself is a disruption that forces people (and animals) to go through sets of actions/reactions and affects their mood. These reactions have nothing to do with the source fo the change notr the feeling, positive or negative, toward the change.

  2. November 8, 2006 3:29 pm

    Frankly I can get intimidated by change that I initiate as well as change that I am subjected to. My contention is that change in and of itself is a disruption that forces people (and animals) to go through sets of actions/reactions and affects their mood. These reactions have nothing to do with the source fo the change nor their feelings, positive or negative, toward the change.

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